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Chemical Peel vs. Facial – Which is the Best Option for your Skin?

Apr 07, 2022

Rini Jose

Chemical Peel vs. Facial – Which is the Best Option for your Skin? - SavarnasMantra

There are many different treatments for the skin, like peels and facials out there, so it's tough to know which one is best for your skin. The more the option is, the more we get confused about which one to clinch on. However, following a treatment is a must to keep the skin healthy. To help out, here's a blog post that will compare two popular treatments: chemical peel and facial.

Let's explore which one is the best for your skin. 

Chemical Peels and Facials have their specialties and are equally beneficial to the skin. Knowing the difference and benefits will help you pick the right one to address your skin concerns. 

Chemical Peel:

Among the most advanced treatments, chemical peels are mainly used to improve skin texture. During this procedure, a chemical solution is used which is stronger than the ones used in facials, and it will exfoliate the skin and remove the topmost layer by dissolving it. Later, the skin that grows back is fresh and soft, giving a smoother appearance. 

The best part is that, this procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures. Furthermore, they are available in different depths, which can be selected based on your skin condition. There are three depths; let's know them in detail to choose the apt one for your skin; 

 Light Chemical Peel:

If you want to address the skin problems like acne, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles and dryness, you may go for a light chemical peel. It dissolves the topmost layer of the skin where the damaged and dead skin cells are removed. A light chemical peel is also known as a superficial chemical peel. You may repeat the treatment after four to five weeks to maintain the skin's texture.  

Pros:

It prevents skin from breaking out

Aids in smoothing the dry skin

Make the skin look fresh and young. 

Medium Chemical Peel:

It is more intense than the light chemical peel but less strong than the deep chemical peel; hence it is the second most intense peel. You can choose a medium chemical peel for treating wrinkles, blemishes, acne and uneven skin tone. The effect of a medium chemical peel lasts up to four months. You may repeat the treatment after five to six months.  

Pros:

  • Correct pigmentation issues and makes the skin look even.
  • Minimizes the fine lines.
  • Provides relief for sun-damaged skin. 

Deep Chemical Peel: 

The most intense chemical peel penetrates deeper. It is a treatment option that you needn't repeat as it treats coarse wrinkles, scars and even precancerous growths in a single session.  

Pros: 

  • Reduces dark spots
  • Prevents skin breakouts
  • Lessens blemishes and acne scars
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enduring results 

Disadvantages of a Chemical Peel 

Even though chemical peels have some disadvantages, the advantages are way more. A chemical peel has become a one-stop remedy for some severe skin concerns. Let's know about the drawbacks of a chemical peel: 

  • A tingling sensation is experienced when you are trying it for the first time. Sometimes you may experience it throughout the session.  
  • It may cause skin irritation like redness; this is commonly seen in a medium chemical peel.  
  • An unpleasant burning sensation may occur with swelling, but it is transitory. 
  • Deep peels can sometimes irritate the skin and lead to infections. (If the condition remains the same you need to talk to your dermatologist.) 

Ensure it's Safe on your skin:

If you have severe skin problems and are looking for a fast and effective remedy, a chemical peel is undoubtedly the perfect option. But to be on the safer side, it's wise to consult your dermatologist to ensure that your skin type is suitable for a chemical peel. 

Our next option is FACIAL- the safest and effective way to achieve clear and problem-free skin. Let’s explore its benefits; 

Facial: Types and Benefits 

A facial is a type of skincare treatment done to target the skin concerns on the face and neck. The process includes steaming, exfoliating, extracting, massaging and masking. You need to get it done in beauty salons for the best results, but it can be even tried at home if you are aware of the techniques and have the right products with you.  

Moving on to the types of facial treatments… 

Facials are offered in different types. Some of them are Classical facial, Anti-aging facial, Hydrating facial, Brightening Facial, and the list goes. As the options are more, it is pretty easy to find one that matches your skin concerns.  

Tip: Before choosing the facial, talk to your aesthetician to know which ones are apt for your skin types and skin concerns, as not all the facials are suitable for all skin types.  

Benefits of Facial: 

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles:
  • Rejuvenate the skin:
  • Promote Blood Circulation:
  • Detoxifies the skin
  • Keeps the skin free from whiteheads and blackheads
  • It works on acne and blemishes
  • Tightens the skin
  • Controls under eye concerns
  •  Improves the skin’s elasticity 

Disadvantages of a Facial  

Like any other skin treatment, facials on some skin may cause allergies, breakouts, redness or itching. But these don’t last long. Taking precautionary measures before and after the treatment and deciding the appropriate facial that suit your skin type will keep your skin free from allergies and other problems after a facial.  

Final Verdict: 

Now that we have seen the pros and cons of both skin treatments, it is easy to choose the one that match your skin concern. Generally speaking, a facial is comparatively a safer option if you have sensitive skin. For the best results, it’s wise to visit a salon; if not, you may even try home facial using natural skincare products.  

Wanna try a home facial? Get in touch with Savarnas Mantra; we have an array of natural skincare products made with the finest quality natural ingredients and rich botanical extracts that can make your home facial work best on your skin.